Northwest Iowa Lifelong Learning & Recreation Center

New Year. New You.

Northwest Iowa Community College’s Lifelong Learning & Recreation Center is available to college students, staff, faculty, and community members. It provides wellness and recreation facilities and equipment, as well as space for trainings, conventions, conferences, and trade shows.  

Goals of the LLRC:

  • To provide a clean, safe, and friendly environment for all participants.
  • To provide opportunities for wellness and recreation for students of NCC and community members.
  • To be a resource for wellness information and promote lifelong wellness and learning.

2018 Event & Court Usage Calendar

      Sign up for Live Healthy Sheldon!
      Starts January 22 • Early bird registration ends January 15

      • Rules 
      • Team Roster 
      • Flyer 
      • Ad
      • Call 712-324-2493 (LLRC) or 712-324-6152 (LLRC East) to sign up or for more information!

      LLRC Classes

      View a list of all LLRC Classes, Times, and Descriptions.


      Learn more about LLRC Membership options.

      Locations & Hours

      Learn more about the LLRC and LLRC East locations and hours.


      View LLRC and Locker Rental Policies.

      Personal Training

      Learn more about Student, Personal, and Small Group Sessions.

      Contact LLRC

      Contact us for more information.

      Recreation Center FAQs


      • Monday–Friday 5:00am–10:00pm
      • Saturday 5:00am–6:00pm
      • Sunday 1:00pm–10:00pm

      Summer Hours (Memorial Day–August 15)

      • Monday–Friday 5:00am–10:00pm
      • Saturday 8:00am–4:00pm
      • Sunday 2:00pm–7:00pm

      LLRC East

      • Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 12noon – 5:00pm
      • Tuesdays/Thursdays 8:ooam – 1:00pm
      • Access to LLRC East before and after staffed hours is restricted to 24/7 access card users. Cards can be purchased at LLRC East and are $10 for the first card and $5 for subsequent cards for spouses and family members. Please call 712-324-6152 for more information.

      Yes. The laps per mile for our track are as follows:

      • Inside lane = 14 laps/mile
      • Middle lane = 13.25 laps/mile
      • Outside lane = 12.5 laps/mile

      We offer a variety of cardiovascular and strength equipment including:

      • Weight machines
      • Free weights
      • Treadmills
      • Fitness bikes
      • Rowers

      The LLRC uses Matrix Fitness equipment, one of the world’s premier commercial fitness brands.

      Our basketball court divided into two courts.

      It is also a full size tennis and volleyball court.

      Our LLRC staff is happy to set up tennis or volleyball standards for you if you call 30 minutes ahead.

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